2023 Waterloo orientation line up 


Photo by Heather Davidson

As first-year students navigate settling into life on campus for the first time, deciding what orientation week events to attend may seem like a daunting task.  

However, with a vast number of events taking place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 9, there is an event for everyone. In addition to special events taking place each day throughout the week, new students can take advantage of the Shine BBQ, happening every day from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.  

Further, Athletics Programming takes place each day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  

On Monday from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., students can attend Rage Room.  

Finally, students can choose between two Welcome events (3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

 Monday concludes with Headphone Disco/We Got Game, taking place from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.   

Tuesday opens with Student Success and Faculty Receptions from 10:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m., followed by Shine Time at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Pleasure Principles with Farrah Khan from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

The day concludes with A Night with Comedian Hannah Berner from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  

Hump day begins once more with Student Success and Faculty Receptions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.  

The Academic Resource Fair takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by a workout with Fitness Marshall from 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.  

The evening wraps up with Room Burn from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Magic & Comedy with Alex Boyer and Wes Barker from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

Thursday will likely be the most exciting day of the week for many, with Steve Aoki performing from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  

Friday features the Get Involved Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a Drag Show with Tynomi Banks from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Saturday sees the return of Shinerama events with the Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the Shine Carnival from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

For more information on how to get involved during Orientation Week, please visit www.laurierorientationweek.com/waterloo

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Need directions to a specific event? Look for helpful guides around campus. In addition, consider asking a fellow upper year student – before you know it, you’ll know your way around campus. It’s good to be a Laurier Golden Hawk, and we’re all here to help eachother..   

To the new Hawks, welcome! Make sure to make the most of your Orientation Week, and enjoy your first month of classes! 

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